Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseSince Mar 1940, Colonel Eiji Nishimura was the head of Unit 1855, a branch of the Japanese Army Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department (Unit 731), based in Beiping, China. He also had control over a prison in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. He was charged with human experimentation with bubonic plague, cholera, and typhus. The test subjects were largely Chinese and Korean civilians. Between Unit 1855's existence between 1938 and 1945, somewhere between 300 and 1,000 test subjects were killed.
Last Major Revision: Dec 2019
Eiji Nishimura Timeline
|23 Mar 1940Â||Eiji Nishimura was named the head of Unit 1855, a Japanese Army medical unit for human experimentation, in Beiping, China.|
Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.
Share this article with your friends:
Stay updated with WW2DB:
- Â» Wreck of Johnston Found (8 Apr 2021)
- Â» Passing of Margaret Kelly (25 Jan 2021)
- Â» WW2DB's 16th Anniversary (29 Dec 2020)
- Â» See all news
- Â» 1,105 biographies
- Â» 334 events
- Â» 38,973 timeline entries
- Â» 1,147 ships
- Â» 339 aircraft models
- Â» 192 vehicle models
- Â» 356 weapon models
- Â» 120 historical documents
- Â» 227 facilities
- Â» 464 book reviews
- Â» 27,688 photos
- Â» 360 maps
Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!
Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!